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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)


Noun batter has 2 senses

Verb batter has 3 senses


batterv. t. [OE. bateren, OF. batre, F. battre, fr. LL. battere, for L. batuere to strike, beat; of unknown origin. Cf. Abate, Bate to abate.].
  •  To beat with successive blows; to beat repeatedly and with violence, so as to bruise, shatter, or demolish; as, to batter a wall or rampart.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To wear or impair as if by beating or by hard usage.  Pope.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To flatten (metal) by hammering, so as to compress it inwardly and spread it outwardly.  [1913 Webster]
battern. [OE. batere, batire; cf. OF. bateure, bature, a beating. See Batter, v. t.].
  •  A semi-liquid mixture of several ingredients, as, flour, eggs, milk, etc., beaten together and used in cookery.  King.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Paste of clay or loam.  Holland.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A bruise on the face of a plate or of type in the form.  [1913 Webster]
     A backward slope in the face of a wall or of a bank; receding slope.  [1913 Webster]
Batter rule, an instrument consisting of a rule or frame, and a plumb line, by which the batter or slope of a wall is regulated in building.
batterv. i. 
     To slope gently backward.  [1913 Webster]
     The one who wields the bat in baseball; the one whose turn it is at bat; formerly called the batsman.  [1913 Webster]


batter, v.
1 a tr. strike repeatedly with hard blows, esp. so as to cause visible damage. b intr. (often foll. by against, at, etc.) strike repeated blows; pound heavily and insistently (batter at the door).
2 tr. (often in passive) a handle roughly, esp. over a long period. b censure or criticize severely.

battered baby an infant that has suffered repeated violence from adults, esp. its parents. battered wife a wife subjected to repeated violence by her husband. battering-ram hist. a heavy beam, orig. with an end in the form of a carved ram's head, used in breaching fortifications.
batterer n.
batter, n.
1 a fluid mixture of flour, egg, and milk or water, used in cooking, esp. for pancakes and for coating food before frying.
2 Printing an area of damaged type.

batter, n. Sport a player batting, esp. in baseball.

batter, n. & v.
1 a wall etc. with a sloping face.
2 a receding slope.
--v.intr. have a receding slope.

ME: orig. unkn.



Beau Brummel, abuse, albumen, amateur athlete, archer, assault, athlete, attack, ballplayer, bang, barbarize, baseballer, baseman, bash, baste, battery, beat, beat up, belabor, blocking back, bombard, bonnyclabber, bowman, bruise, brutalize, buffet, bung, bung up, burn, butcher, butter, carry on, catcher, center, clabber, clobber, clout, coach, competitor, contuse, cornstarch, cream, cricketer, cripple, curd, defensive lineman, destroy, disable, disfigure, do violence to, do wrong by, do wrong to, dough, drub, egg white, end, flail, flap, footballer, games-player, gamester, gaum, gel, gelatin, glair, glop, glue, gluten, go on, goo, gook, goop, gruel, guard, gumbo, gunk, hammer, harm, hit, ill-treat, ill-use, infielder, injure, jam, jell, jelly, jock, jumper, knock, knock about, lacerate, lambaste, lame, larrup, lay waste, lineman, loblolly, loot, maim, maltreat, mangle, manhandle, maul, mishandle, mistreat, molasses, molest, mucilage, mucus, mug, mutilate, offensive lineman, outfield, outfielder, outrage, pap, paste, patter, pelt, pillage, player, poloist, pommel, porridge, pound, professional athlete, pudding, pugilist, pulp, pulverize, pummel, puree, putty, quarterback, racer, rage, ramp, rampage, rant, rap, rape, rave, riot, roar, rob, rough, rough up, ruin, sack, savage, semifluid, semiliquid, shatter, size, skater, slaughter, sledgehammer, smite, soup, sow chaos, spank, sport, sportsman, starch, sticky mess, storm, strike, syrup, tackle, tailback, tear, tear around, terrorize, thrash, thrash soundly, thresh, thump, toxophilite, treacle, vandalize, violate, wallop, whip, wingback, wreck, wrestler




VB flash on the mind, say what comes uppermost, improvise, extemporize, give an impetus, impel, push, start, give a start to, set going, drive, urge, boom, thrust, prod, foin, cant, elbow, shoulder, jostle, justle, hustle, hurtle, shove, jog, jolt, encounter, run against, bump against, butt against, knock one's head against, run one's head against, impinge, boost, bunt, carom, clip y, fan, fan out, jab, plug, strike, knock, hit, tap, rap, slap, flap, dab, pat, thump, beat, blow, bang, slam, dash, punch, thwack, whack, hit hard, strike hard, swap, batter, dowse, baste, pelt, patter, buffet, belabor, fetch one a blow, poke at, pink, lunge, yerk, kick, calcitrate, butt, strike at, whip, come into a collision, enter into collision, collide, sideswipe, foul, fall foul of, run foul of, telescope, throw.

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